Subconscious Terrain // Tracy Peters
Exhibition Dates: May 7 – June 11, 2021
Virtual artist talk: Saturday May 22, 2pm CDT
Exhibition text by KC Adams (to come)
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Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Subconscious Terrain, a solo exhibition by Tracy Peters (MB).
Subconscious Terrain invites visitors into a metaphorical bog of moss images that situates them between a resting ground and a place of unrest. Immersive photo-based installations illuminate Sphagnum moss within physical and imaginative space, intersecting human and non-human ecosystems. This exhibition is a meditation on the life and death of Sphagnum habitats and their capacity for resuscitation and preservation. The delicate prints that inhabit the gallery embody the fragility of threatened bog environments, while attempting to elevate the vitality of peatlands as mitigators of global warming and climate change.
Tracy Peters is a multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 Territory. Her work examines the entanglements of human and non-human processes in response to eroding landscapes and environmental/climate crises. Peters has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council. She has attended residencies which include a partnership between Void Gallery and The Social Studios and Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland; the ArtCenter/South Florida-MAWA artist exchange program in Miami, Florida; the Plug In ICA Summer Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba; the Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm) in Mount Forest, Ontario; and The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Her work has exhibited across Canada, in Europe and Australia.
The artist would like to thank the Manitoba Arts Council for their generosity in supporting this project, the University of Manitoba WIN Herbarium, and biologist Dr. Carla Zelmer.